Notoane ‘looking forward’ to Egypt test

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South Africa’s U23 men’s national team mentor David Notoane says he is looking forward to facing Egypt’s U23 side in their first game of the two International Friendly matches.

The side landed safely in the North African country on Tuesday, 8 June.

Amaglug-glug will take on the Pharaohs this evening in Cairo, with the kick-off set for 20:00.

Coach Notoane has highlighted that despite all the challenges brought by Covid-19 which led to withdrawals of some key players, they are prepared to soldier on and keep their eyes on the prize.

This is part of the preparations for the Summer Olympics scheduled for Tokyo, Japan from 23 July-8 August 2021.

“We landed safely and it’s hot in Egypt. We have faced some challenges in terms of our preparations, with a few withdrawals due to Covid-19,” said Notoane.

“However, we are grateful for the opportunity our Egyptian brothers have afforded us to continue with our preparations for the Olympic Games.

“All our foreign-based players; Luther Singh, Lyle Foster, Thabo Cele and Rowan Human are looking good and we have also been joined by Luke Le Roux and Liam Jordan. We are looking forward to our first game to see what the boys can do.”

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By FARPost Reporter

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